Indiana's 29-point victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night (76-47) could be described in a lot of ways...Methodical. Disciplined. Orderly.
Tom Crean must have enjoyed a night in Big Ten play where he could get his bench quite a bit of playing time.
In the three weeks left in the regular season, IU will travel to Michigan State (Feb. 19) and Minnesota (Feb. 26) before closing out its conference slate at Michigan on March 10th.
The road has not been a friendly place for Indiana in recent years. In Crean's first three seasons, the Hoosiers won one road game. That's right...one!
Last year, as they were becoming relevant again, IU went 5-6 on the road. Still not the kind of record that will win championships.
So far this year, the Hoosiers are 5-1 on the road, including a breakthrough victory this past weekend at Ohio State.
Are the Hoosiers finally ready to get things done away from Assembly Hall and win the 2013 Big Ten Championship?
Here are five keys that will help them become road warriors as they close out the regular season and head to the NCAA tournament: